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El Pollo Loco Holdings

DB:EP6
Snowflake Description

Moderate growth potential and overvalued.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
EP6
DB
$427M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. DE
  3. Consumer Services
Company description

El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiary El Pollo Loco, Inc., develops, franchises, licenses, and operates quick-service restaurants under the El Pollo Loco name. The last earnings update was 17 days ago. More info.


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  • El Pollo Loco Holdings has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
EP6 Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-4.4%
DB:EP6
-1.6%
DE Hospitality
-0.2%
DE Market
1 Year Returns
10.7%
DB:EP6
-49.1%
DE Hospitality
-10.3%
DE Market
EP6 Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
El Pollo Loco Holdings (EP6) -4.4% -9.6% -27.7% 10.7% 1.7% -
DE Hospitality -1.6% -2.7% 0% -49.1% -24.2% -17.8%
DE Market -0.2% -2.4% 4% -10.3% 11.2% 10.8%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • EP6 outperformed the Hospitality industry which returned -49.1% over the past year.
  • EP6 outperformed the Market in Germany which returned -10.3% over the past year.
Price Volatility
EP6
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market
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EP6 Value

 Is El Pollo Loco Holdings undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of El Pollo Loco Holdings to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for El Pollo Loco Holdings.

DB:EP6 Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 4 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 7.9%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year DE Government Bond Rate 0.2%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for DB:EP6
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year DE Govt Bond Rate 0.2%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6%
Hospitality Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.93
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.932 (1 + (1- 21%) (67.75%))
1.288
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.29
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 0.23% + (1.288 * 5.96%)
7.91%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for DB:EP6 using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for El Pollo Loco Holdings is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

DB:EP6 DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 7.91%)
2019 12.00 Analyst x1 11.12
2020 8.93 Est @ -25.55% 7.67
2021 7.34 Est @ -17.81% 5.84
2022 6.43 Est @ -12.4% 4.74
2023 5.88 Est @ -8.61% 4.02
2024 5.53 Est @ -5.96% 3.50
2025 5.30 Est @ -4.1% 3.11
2026 5.15 Est @ -2.8% 2.80
2027 5.05 Est @ -1.89% 2.55
2028 4.99 Est @ -1.26% 2.33
Present value of next 10 years cash flows $47.70
DB:EP6 DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2028 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $4.99 × (1 + 0.23%) ÷ (7.91% – 0.23%)
$65.16
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= $65.16 ÷ (1 + 7.91%)10
$30.45
DB:EP6 Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $47.70 + $30.45
$78.14
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $78.14 / 38.43
$2.03
DB:EP6 Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Non-primary Listing Adjustment Factor 1 share in DB:EP6 represents 0.89522x of NasdaqGS:LOCO
(This could be a different class, a depositary receipt, a different currency, or all of these things.)
0.89522x
Value per Share
(Listing Adjusted, EUR)
= Value per Share (USD) x Listing Adjustment Factor
= $ 2.03 x 0.89522
€1.82
Value per share (EUR) From above. €1.82
Current discount Discount to share price of €9.91
= -1 x (€9.91 - €1.82) / €1.82
-444.5%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

  • The current share price of El Pollo Loco Holdings is above its future cash flow value.
Often investors are willing to pay a premium for a company that has a high dividend or the potential for future growth.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for El Pollo Loco Holdings's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are El Pollo Loco Holdings's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
DB:EP6 PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-03-27) in USD $-0.27
NasdaqGS:LOCO Share Price ** NasdaqGS (2019-05-20) in USD $11.07
Germany Hospitality Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 10 Publicly-Listed Hospitality Companies 19.7x
Germany Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 424 Publicly-Listed Companies 20.17x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of El Pollo Loco Holdings.

DB:EP6 PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NasdaqGS:LOCO Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 11.07 ÷ -0.27

-40.3x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • El Pollo Loco Holdings is loss making, we can't compare its value to the DE Hospitality industry average.
  • El Pollo Loco Holdings is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the Germany market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does El Pollo Loco Holdings's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
DB:EP6 PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -40.3x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 4 Analysts
98.4%per year
Germany Hospitality Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 5 Publicly-Listed Hospitality Companies 1.14x
Germany Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 273 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.53x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for El Pollo Loco Holdings, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on El Pollo Loco Holdings's assets?
Raw Data
DB:EP6 PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-03-27) in USD $6.80
NasdaqGS:LOCO Share Price * NasdaqGS (2019-05-20) in USD $11.07
Germany Hospitality Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 13 Publicly-Listed Hospitality Companies 2.17x
Germany Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 576 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.78x
DB:EP6 PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NasdaqGS:LOCO Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 11.07 ÷ 6.80

1.63x

* Primary Listing of El Pollo Loco Holdings.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • El Pollo Loco Holdings is good value based on assets compared to the DE Hospitality industry average.
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Value checks
We assess El Pollo Loco Holdings's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Hospitality industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Hospitality industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. El Pollo Loco Holdings has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

EP6 Future Performance

 How is El Pollo Loco Holdings expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
98.4%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is El Pollo Loco Holdings expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • El Pollo Loco Holdings's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 0.2%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • El Pollo Loco Holdings's earnings growth is expected to exceed the Germany market average.
  • El Pollo Loco Holdings's revenue growth is positive but not above the Germany market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
DB:EP6 Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
DB:EP6 Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 4 Analysts 98.4%
DB:EP6 Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 4 Analysts 3%
Germany Hospitality Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 13.1%
Germany Hospitality Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 3.8%
Germany Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 13.1%
Germany Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 4.9%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
DB:EP6 Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (1 month ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 4 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
DB:EP6 Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2020-12-31 459 31 4
2019-12-31 443 29 23 4
DB:EP6 Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-03-27 439 43 -11
2018-12-26 436 45 -9
2018-09-26 425 43 14
2018-06-27 414 49 4
2018-03-28 408 47 6
2017-12-27 402 54 9
2017-09-27 399 62 9
2017-06-28 394 59 18
2017-03-29 386 57 18
2016-12-28 380 49 18
2016-09-28 374 54 23
2016-06-29 367 49 23
2016-03-30 359 55 23

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • El Pollo Loco Holdings's earnings are expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.
  • El Pollo Loco Holdings's revenue is expected to grow by 3% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
DB:EP6 Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (1 month ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 4 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from El Pollo Loco Holdings Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

DB:EP6 Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2020-12-31 0.79 0.81 0.76 3.00
2019-12-31 0.58 0.59 0.57 3.00
DB:EP6 Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2019-03-27 -0.27
2018-12-26 -0.23
2018-09-26 0.37
2018-06-27 0.09
2018-03-28 0.16
2017-12-27 0.22
2017-09-27 0.24
2017-06-28 0.48
2017-03-29 0.46
2016-12-28 0.48
2016-09-28 0.61
2016-06-29 0.59
2016-03-30 0.59

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if El Pollo Loco Holdings will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess El Pollo Loco Holdings's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the Germany market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the Germany market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
El Pollo Loco Holdings has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

EP6 Past Performance

  How has El Pollo Loco Holdings performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare El Pollo Loco Holdings's growth in the last year to its industry (Hospitality).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • El Pollo Loco Holdings does not make a profit and their year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years.
  • Unable to compare El Pollo Loco Holdings's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare El Pollo Loco Holdings's 1-year growth to the DE Hospitality industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
El Pollo Loco Holdings's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from El Pollo Loco Holdings Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

DB:EP6 Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-03-27 439.05 -10.61 37.05
2018-12-26 435.83 -8.99 36.73
2018-09-26 424.77 14.38 35.96
2018-06-27 413.75 3.50 34.54
2018-03-28 407.69 6.27 33.76
2017-12-27 401.70 8.62 34.29
2017-09-27 398.98 9.08 33.50
2017-06-28 393.64 18.33 34.15
2017-03-29 385.54 17.77 33.58
2016-12-28 380.12 18.34 31.97
2016-09-28 373.95 23.29 31.25
2016-06-29 367.01 22.74 29.83
2016-03-30 358.99 22.71 28.29
2015-12-30 355.06 24.05 28.00
2015-09-30 358.72 23.26 28.75
2015-07-01 356.41 44.45 29.94
2015-04-01 353.86 43.78 30.37
2014-12-31 344.86 42.46 29.52
2014-09-24 331.13 19.75 27.73
2014-06-25 324.34 -5.18 26.48
2014-03-26 319.16 -11.34 25.94
2013-12-25 314.73 -16.87 25.51
2012-12-26 293.61 -7.87 24.45

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • It is difficult to establish if El Pollo Loco Holdings has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if El Pollo Loco Holdings has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the DE Hospitality industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if El Pollo Loco Holdings improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) as it is currently loss-making.
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Past performance checks
We assess El Pollo Loco Holdings's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Hospitality industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
El Pollo Loco Holdings has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

EP6 Health

 How is El Pollo Loco Holdings's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up El Pollo Loco Holdings's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • El Pollo Loco Holdings's short term (1 year) commitments are greater than its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • El Pollo Loco Holdings's long term commitments exceed its cash and other short term assets.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of El Pollo Loco Holdings's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Debt is not covered by short term assets, assets are 0.1x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from El Pollo Loco Holdings Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago.

DB:EP6 Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-03-27 263.24 289.29 6.70
2018-12-26 265.24 74.18 6.97
2018-09-26 289.05 71.22 8.14
2018-06-27 280.13 86.25 13.09
2018-03-28 274.52 85.29 6.20
2017-12-27 274.95 93.32 8.55
2017-09-27 274.67 85.35 7.06
2017-06-28 278.39 94.88 4.37
2017-03-29 270.20 101.41 6.65
2016-12-28 265.18 104.46 2.17
2016-09-28 263.95 107.51 6.53
2016-06-29 258.30 117.05 9.50
2016-03-30 250.06 121.09 8.86
2015-12-30 244.63 123.64 6.10
2015-09-30 239.62 125.69 8.21
2015-07-01 228.90 135.74 6.41
2015-04-01 217.66 150.80 8.59
2014-12-31 210.40 165.85 11.50
2014-09-24 199.33 188.72 41.83
2014-06-25 60.89 288.35 27.13
2014-03-26 54.18 288.80 20.40
2013-12-25 48.54 289.24 17.02
2012-12-26 64.59 274.62 21.49
  • El Pollo Loco Holdings's level of debt (109.9%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has been reduced over the past 5 years (531.6% vs 109.9% today).
  • Debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (14.9%, less than 20% of total debt).
  • El Pollo Loco Holdings is making a loss, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.
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Financial health checks
We assess El Pollo Loco Holdings's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. El Pollo Loco Holdings has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

EP6 Dividends

 What is El Pollo Loco Holdings's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
0%
Current annual income from El Pollo Loco Holdings dividends.
If you bought €2,000 of El Pollo Loco Holdings shares you are expected to receive €0 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Unable to evaluate El Pollo Loco Holdings's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate El Pollo Loco Holdings's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
DB:EP6 Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 4 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
Germany Hospitality Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 7 Stocks 7.2%
Germany Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 326 Stocks 3.1%
Germany Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
Germany Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.5%
Germany Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.8%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

DB:EP6 Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2020-12-31
2019-12-31

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as El Pollo Loco Holdings has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if El Pollo Loco Holdings's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of El Pollo Loco Holdings's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as El Pollo Loco Holdings has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess El Pollo Loco Holdings's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can El Pollo Loco Holdings afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. El Pollo Loco Holdings has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

EP6 Management

 What is the CEO of El Pollo Loco Holdings's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Bernard Acoca
COMPENSATION $2,952,815
AGE 49
TENURE AS CEO 1.2 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Bernard Acoca has been President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. since March 12, 2018. Mr. Acoca serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of El Pollo Loco, Inc. He served as Senior Vice President and President of Teavana at Starbucks Corporation since 2015. As the leader of Teavana, Mr. Acoca was responsible for the management of the Teavana specialty retail and e-commerce channels, expanding the portfolio of Teavana offerings in Starbucks stores, creating global awareness for the Teavana brand and driving tea innovation. In his previous roles with Starbucks, he led marketing and category management for the U.S. and Americas region, Starbucks's largest business segment, where he drove profitable sales growth through new product development, national promotions, brand communications and integrated go-to-market strategies. Prior to that, he served as Vice President, Marketing and Promotions, Americas for L’Oreal from 2010-2012 and as its Senior Vice President, Marketing and Category from 2012-2014. From 2014 to 2015, he served as Chief Marketing Officer for the Americas for L’Oreal. His background also includes 10 years at Yum! Brands in variety of marketing leadership roles from 2002 to 2010. He earned his B.A. from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

CEO Compensation
  • Insufficient data for Bernard to compare compensation growth.
  • Bernard's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in Germany.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the El Pollo Loco Holdings management team in years:

0.8
Average Tenure
51.5
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the El Pollo Loco Holdings management team is less than 2 years, this suggests a new team.
Management Team

Bernard Acoca

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$3M
AGE
49
TENURE
1.2 yrs

Larry Roberts

TITLE
CFO & Treasurer
COMPENSATION
$992K
AGE
58
TENURE
5.8 yrs

Miguel Lozano

TITLE
Chief Operating Officer
AGE
54
TENURE
0.1 yrs

Douglas Soller

TITLE
Vice President of Accounting & Finance

Edith Austin

TITLE
Vice President of Legal & Corporate Secretary

Hector Munoz

TITLE
Chief Marketing Officer
AGE
49
TENURE
0.4 yrs

Jennifer Jaffe

TITLE
Chief People Officer & Senior VP
TENURE
0.8 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the El Pollo Loco Holdings board of directors in years:

3.9
Average Tenure
59
Average Age
  • The tenure for the El Pollo Loco Holdings board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Michael Maselli

TITLE
Chairman
COMPENSATION
$120K
AGE
58
TENURE
8.3 yrs

Bernard Acoca

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$3M
AGE
49
TENURE
1.2 yrs

Sam Borgese

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$130K
AGE
70
TENURE
8.3 yrs

Mark Buller

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$136K
AGE
53
TENURE
3.9 yrs

Bill Floyd

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$175K
AGE
73
TENURE
3.1 yrs

Dean Kehler

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$120K
AGE
61
TENURE
13.5 yrs

John Roth

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$121K
AGE
59
TENURE
12.3 yrs

Lili Lynton

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$165K
AGE
56
TENURE
3.1 yrs

Doug Babb

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$161K
AGE
66
TENURE
1.3 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (€) Value (€)
X
Management checks
We assess El Pollo Loco Holdings's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. El Pollo Loco Holdings has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

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EP6 Company Info

Description

El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiary El Pollo Loco, Inc., develops, franchises, licenses, and operates quick-service restaurants under the El Pollo Loco name. The company offers citrus-marinated, flame-grilled chicken, and handcrafted entrée products, including specialty chicken burritos, chicken quesadillas, and chicken tortilla soup, as well as under 500 calorie entrees, and Pollo Bowl and Pollo salad products. As of May 2, 2019, it had approximately 480 company-owned and franchised restaurants in Arizona, California, Nevada, Texas, Utah, and Louisiana. The company was formerly known as Chicken Acquisition Corp. and changed its name to El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. in April 2014. El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California.

Details
Name: El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc.
EP6
Exchange: DB
Founded: 1980
$382,201,312
38,433,201
Website: http://www.elpolloloco.com
Address: El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc.
3535 Harbor Boulevard,
Suite 100,
Costa Mesa,
California, 92626,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NasdaqGS LOCO Common Stock Nasdaq Global Select US USD 25. Jul 2014
DB EP6 Common Stock Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 25. Jul 2014
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
5,573
El Pollo Loco Holdings employees.
Industry
Restaurants
Consumer Services
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/05/20 22:14
End of day share price update: 2019/05/20 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/05/03
Last earnings filing: 2019/05/03
Last earnings reported: 2019/03/27
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/26


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.